Road Improvement Project, Detail Survey, Engineering Design and Construction Supervision of Sanfebagar-Mangalsen and Sanfebagar-Martadi Road

Project Info

  • Category

    Roads & Bridges

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Client: Department Roads
Funding Agency: Exim Bank India
Period: August 2007 to July 2013
Consulting Association: GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd, Soil Test (P) Ltd and Full Bright Consultants (P) Ltd JV
Approx. Value of Services: Total-NRs 27.2 Million; GEOCE’s part NRs 18.1 million.
Professional Staff Input: National (116) person months.

Salient Details:

Road Improvement Project is one of recent major road upgrading projects in Neal. It included upgrading and construction of about 600 km feeder roads in 13 stretches of the Strategic Road Network (SRN). RIP included upgrading of 97 km roads comprising of Sanfebagar-Mangalsen (39 km) and Safebagar-Martadi (57km) roads to provide connectivity with district headquarters of Accham and Bajura in Far Western Development Region. 

The scope of services included:

  1. Survey and design of upgrading of Sanfebagar – Barjugad section (31 km) of Sanfebagar-Martadi Road comprising realignment, completion of earthworks, drainage, structures, river protection,  slope stabilization, gully erosion protection and pavement with Otta seal surfacing; and design of new road construction from Km 43 to 57;
  2. Socio-economic baseline study of both roads;
  3. Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) of upgrading section  of Sanfebagar-Martadi Road from Km 15 to Km 31 and update of IEE of Km 0 to 15 and EIA of Km 43 to Km 57 and preparation of site EMAP for these sections; land acquisition and resettlement plan for new construction section (Km 43 to 57); and
  4. Construction supervision of upgrading and new construction of Sanfebagar-Martadi Road (57 km) and upgrading of Sanfebagar-Mangalsen (39 km) to bituminous standard.

The works were carried out under two ICB contracts (total value about US$ 8.925 million).